As you might know, Nikon’s history in Space began with a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since.
How awesome is this image aboard a space flight filled with Nikon cameras?
Expedition 31 flight engineer Don Pettit, with only his head visible above a shroud, is photographed in the Cupola Module.
Window shutters are closed, and still cameras are positioned in front of each window. (via Petapixel.com)
Nikon in Space video: time-lapse view of the world | Nikon 100th Anniversary
Nikon’s history in Space began with the Nikon Photomic FTN, a modified Nikon F camera that was used aboard the Apollo 15 in 1971 and Nikon cameras have been aboard every manned space flight since. This film, edited by SmugMug Films, is a compiled time-lapse video using thousands of still images. The bright flashes are lightning strikes hitting the earth, watch and enjoy.
This is the first of many remarkable moments, both big and small, which we will be sharing in the lead up to Nikon 100th Anniversary! Stay tuned for more.
For more of our Nikon heritage with NASA, please have a look at these links to view incredible Nikon images and videos on these sites.
New Nikon in space video, search NASA’s photo archive and more:
Nikon gear at the International Space Station (ISS):
Nikon in space: new NightPod intelligent tripod compensates for motion when taking images from space:
See this article from 2010 showcasing images taken as well as Nikon products kept aboard the ISS at the time, and Nikon’s history with NASA: